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Happy Feet is M.I.A.

Happy Feet is M.I.A. September 13, 2011 | New Zealand, Travel News | Read More
The epic saga of an adorable wayward emperor penguin continues. Happy Feet was the buzz of the animal kingdom when he showed up in New Zealand, 3,000 of miles off course from where he was shooting for, Antarctica. He was found eating sand on the shores of NZ, presumably thinking it was snow. Named after...

Qantas Airlines vs. Justin Bieber

Qantas Airlines vs. Justin Bieber May 12, 2011 | Australia, Celebrity Travel, Sydney, Travel News | Read More
Poor Justin Bieber can’t catch a break. He’s mocked endlessly, targeted in parodies, and now being scolded by flight attendants. Alright, it’s totally his fault. While flying from Sydney to Melbourne with Qantas Airlines, Bieber reportedly left his seat as the plane was about to take off. He...

“Operation Excess Baggage” Nabs 10 Delta Employees

“Operation Excess Baggage” Nabs 10 Delta Employees May 10, 2011 | Caribbean, Caribbean & Oceania, Travel News | Read More
According to CNN travel, in an investigation led by Immigration and Customs Enforcement — dubiously named “Operation Excess Baggage” — federal agents arrested 10 current or fomer Delta employees for their hand in a drug smuggling operation. When 53 pounds of marijuana was found...

Ig Nobel Winner: Using Your Socks For Traveling Safely

Ig Nobel Winner: Using Your Socks For Traveling Safely October 12, 2010 | New Zealand, Travel News, Travel Tips | Read More
When researchers come to conclusions that are seemingly a bit ridiculous, it’s a good thing when you hear they take it in stride. Such is the case with one New Zealand family physician who says that wearing socks outside of shoes does benefit some walkers. Since icy roads and sidewalks are part...

Air New Zealand Unveils All Black Jet For Rugby Fans (VIDEOS)

Air New Zealand Unveils All Black Jet For Rugby Fans (VIDEOS) October 1, 2010 | New Zealand, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Is it a flying zebra? Is it a ninja plane! Perhaps a top-secret stealth jet for the Royal New Zealand Air Force? Nope, it’s … Air New Zealand’s new A320 jet with its all black rugby-themed paint job! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1XubCSbP6g[/youtube] “In celebration...

Fake Booze Alert: Knockoff Aussie Wines Found in China

Fake Booze Alert: Knockoff Aussie Wines Found in China September 2, 2010 | Australia, China, Travel News | Read More
Emanuel Skorpos runs a small winery in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges.  When he heard from Hong Kong’s Wine Protection Group that counterfeit versions of his wine and other Australian wines were being sold in China, he jetted off to investigate.  Sure enough, Skorpos found knockoff versions...

Tired of Simply Renting Your Towns? Otira, NZ is For Sale

Tired of Simply Renting Your Towns? Otira, NZ is For Sale June 29, 2010 | New Zealand, Travel News | Read More
Otira is a small, picaresque, silent town located at in the Southern Alps in the central portion of New Zealand’s South Island, between the Otira and Bealy Rivers. You can take a trip underground in the Otira Tunnel here at YouTube, for a closer look at the cloistered village. Home to around forty...

Small Islands Go Beneath The Waves At Alarming Rates

Small Islands Go Beneath The Waves At Alarming Rates May 24, 2010 | Caribbean & Oceania, New Zealand, Travel News | Read More
If you have ever heard an environmental activist tell you to save a particular species, you may have ignored it, figuring there are millions of creatures throughout the world. But what about islands? The New Zealand Herald has chronicled the fates of several small islands as far away as the Gulf of Mexico...

Wine Into Vinegar: New Zealand Surplus Inspires Innovation

Wine Into Vinegar: New Zealand Surplus Inspires Innovation May 24, 2010 | Food Lovers, New Zealand | Read More
For the past two years, oversupply has forced New Zealand’s wine industry to dump unprecedented amounts of cheap bulk wine on to the international market.  AvoHealth, a new Tauranga food company, believes it’s found a better use for the excess vino.  Not the first to produce a white balsamic...

Australian Eco-Vineyard Fights New Brewery

Australian Eco-Vineyard Fights New Brewery May 17, 2010 | Australia, Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
Cullen Wines of Margaret River, Western Australia is run by Vanya Cullen, daughter of the founder and a pioneer of environmental awareness and biodynamic viticulture in Australia.  Cullen Wines is fighting a proposed new brewery just north of their vineyards because of concerns that yeast cells from...
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